Intel on Thursday began shipping its next-generation flash memory for cell phones that support. The component, called StrataFlash Cellular Memory (M18), can operate at speeds of up to 133MHz, the company said. The NOR-based memory supports 3 megapixel cameras and MPEG4 video and was produced using 90-nanometer process technology. NOR Flash is used for code storage in applications, most notably .
For developers, Intel released royalty-free software with three new features: mountable USB, multivolume support and RAM buffer support. Currently, eight handset makers including NEC and Sony Ericsson use Intel flash memory in their devices.